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Pinching Pennies: The Cost of Financial Stress in the Workplace

Friday, October 20, 2017

Few people can get through their higher education journey without taking out loans of some kind. When those loan payments start, many people are unprepared for the drain on their monthly budgets.  When you feel financial stress—related to student loans, mortgages, credit card bills, or other financial obligations—you often bring that stress to work.  And financial stress at work does more damage than many of us realize.

Many of us may assume that stress related to money is the biggest source of stress we endure—and that’s right. But financial stress does more than just make you pull out your calculator and wake up at night with worries. Aside from emotional strain, we can suffer from physical ailments as well, including hypertension.  Money stress may also cause you to put off self-care due to the high cost, even for very serious conditions. How else does financial stress make an impact? 

This infographic explains it.


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